• 2.86 km
  • 40 minutes
  • Easy

Trail Description

Kelowna Airport

22 min driving from Downtown Kelowna

A forested walkway along Mill Creek leads you to a cascading waterfall, perfect for a dip in the summer.

Home to early settlers, the Mill Creek area was used for farming, cattle ranching and logging in the late 18th Century. By about 1905, sections of the area were sold for real-estate and thus the Mill Creek and Glenmore areas became developed.

This family-friendly trail is on moderately flat terrain and is a little cooler due to the shade created by Black Cottonwood trees in the park. This shade creates a haven for mosquitos - bug spray can be essential during the warmer months.

Several types of wildflower come into bloom during the spring and summer as well as edible berries. Animals are prominent in the park and during the past few summers

There are a few forks in the road when taking the main route but they all eventually lead to the same place. If you want to be more adventurous, pass the park boundary sign and explore. Obstacles such as boulders and fallen trees may be in the way, and there will be a bit of a trail incline. Bring a GPS if you plan to go for a long hike, it is easy to get lost as the path becomes harder to follow.

The park is closed after daylight hours and during the winter.

  • One of our favorites!
  • Has a waterfall.
  • GPS Map available.

Creator: Josh Hoggan
Category:Short Hike
Seasons:Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty Rating:Easy
Difficulty Description:A fairly routine hike with very little uphill, but a challenging final stretch with boulders to climb ober.
Dogs:OK on Leash
Children:Ages 10+
Cell Service:Excellent (Rogers June 2014)
First Listed:2011-Jun-10
Last Updated:2016-Jul-06
Duration One-Way (solo):18 min
Duration Round-Trip (solo):40 min
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Distance:1.43 km (one-way)
Elevation at Start:447 meters
Elevation at End:543 meters
Elevation Minimum:447 meters
Elevation Maximum:543 meters
Elevation Gain:188 meters (one-way)
Elevation Loss:-91 meters (one-way)
Slope Up:15.70% (one-way)
Slope Down:-11.20% (one-way)

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  • Ash

    This is a DIY trail for sure. The gps suggestion is prolly a good one if there's anything worth seeing up there past the falls, not sure. Saw some deer. The waterfalls are gorgeous for sure but it's just a very short walking area if you like to follow a path otherwise there's places you can walk all over but it might be steep incline, muddy, rocky, tree branches on the ground or in your face just that kind of thing obstacles and confusion. I'm the type that likes to follow clear cut trails so it wasn't that spectacular to me and eventually turned around after walking far uphill cuz didn't know where it would lead.

    Tue, Apr 26, 2016 2:37 AM
  • Went on May 22nd - Don't think we completed the hike - Came across two sets of waterfalls but neither looked like the one's pictured. We stopped at a makeshift fence as it kinda looked like private property after that - there was a trail leading up past that fence and I did scout - looked like it went on a ways but very muddy as it had just rained. If you want to complete this hike at this time of year I'd suggest sport sandals or some other water shoe to allow you to walk in the water otherwise a good hiking boot to get up the hillside trails to bypass the flooded areas. Long pants a good idea as there are some poison ivy barricades here and there. Again, shorter hike but I'll have to check it out in August when it's dry and the water is low. No joke about the mosquitoes - bug spray should be a religious ceremony at every good rest stop. Muskokal is great, deep woods off is a second bet - look for high DEET content. Great hike though - quite a few options, but won't take up your entire day.

    Sun, May 22, 2016 5:27 PM

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